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Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits
Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Andy Hirneisen, MA, Martha Zepp

This article explains how to freeze foods successfully and provides details on freezing specific fruits. More
Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers
Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers - Videos Videos

Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

3:50

Raw meat can contain harmful bacteria that can lead to food-borne illness when not handled and prepared properly. Follow these practices to ensure that you, your friends, and family enjoy a safe meal. More
Electric Multi Cooker. Photo Credit: by Tucvbif, from Wikipedia Commons
Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers - Articles Articles

Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

There has been no research by the USDA or a university to show that electric multi-cookers can safely process low-acid food. More
Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation
Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation - Videos Videos

Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation

Stacy Reed, MS, Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

6:06

Food Safety - Home Food Preservation tips on choosing equipment More
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

For canning potatoes, select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. They cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Let's Preserve: Soup
Let's Preserve: Soup - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Soup

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The convenience of prepared soup makes cooking and meal planning easier. Freezing and canning preservation methods are explained. More
Raw Pet Food
Food Safety Dangers of Raw Pet Food - Articles Articles
Feeding pets a raw protein diet (raw meat) is a trend that has become increasingly popular. The practice of feeding pets raw meat poses health risks to humans. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing in Foodservice Operations
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Cleaning and Sanitizing in Foodservice Operations

Andy Hirneisen, MA, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

4:12

Cleaning removes visible solids while sanitizing reduces pathogens on surfaces to safe levels. This video describes proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures. More